In this passionately written historical romance, New York Times bestselling author of Phantom Waltz Catherine Anderson portrays a woman who would risk everything to protect her son?including her heart? 1864, Colorado : Born and bred in Boston, Laura Cheney was used to civilized society. She never dreamed she would wind up in the Colorado wilderness with her newborn son?widowed and very much alone. But her fragile beauty and amber eyes hide a spirit to be reckoned with?and a mother’s fierce protectiveness. When her son is kidnapped, Laura turns to a man feared by many and trusted by few. Raised by the Cheyenne, Deke Sheridan is considered a renegade to his own kind. But his steely reserve is no match for Laura’s intoxicating beauty. And to win her trust and devotion, Deke will stop at nothing?